CORTE MADERA, Calif., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Restoration Hardware announced today the release of three entirely new publications for Spring 2012 -- a Home Source Book, Outdoor Source Book, and a special edition of Big Style/small spaces -- at 992 pages it represents the largest collection in the company's history. The Home Book's opening letter from Chairman and Co-CEO Gary Friedman speaks to the brand's evolution to date -- Paying homage to Steve Jobs' legacy of following one's heart and intuition in the quest for innovation, this philosophy similarly guides Restoration Hardware and drives its creative process. "These pages are filled with examples of our vision to create an inspiring and irreverent style movement," says Friedman. "Our new collection consists of new pieces that have been carefully curated, reimagined and composed to push the established boundaries and stimulate ideas of a new and evolving way to furnish our homes."
A first-of-its-kind hybrid of catalog, magazine, and inspiration file, the three publications are filled with new ideas and fresh perspectives on designing, evolving and defining a home. Like paging through a curated photo album, evocative vignettes showcase lifestyle compositions of the brand's newest collections. Original editorial profiles by independent journalists and celebrated photographers tell the stories of international artisans who bring unparalleled passion and artistry to their latest creations.
In an article entitled "A Family Affair: The Legacy of Van Thiel," two generations of the legendary Belgian antiques family reveal the inner workings of the Deconstructed Collection. Designed exclusively for Restoration Hardware, the collection consists of 16 exacting reproductions featuring distressed walnut frames, exposed hardware, and rich burlap and antiqued cotton upholstery secured with tailor's tacks. Uniquely one of a kind, these elegant statement pieces embody timeless design.
A special 52-page edition launches Big Style/small spaces, introducing a comprehensive re-imagining of the brand's collections in scaled-down form. A range of environments spanning the globe -- from a Parisian pied-a-terre to a New York loft -- showcase curated pieces well suited for more intimate spaces.
The House of Blues features furniture and linens in a color spectrum that begins with a deep indigo -- a timeless hue prized by ancient civilizations -- transcending to a French blue, and ending with a weathered, soft washed blue, showcased in the new Vintage-Washed Chambray Bedding. Calming, restorative and regal, indigo's many hues have been translated into classic accents for the home.
Additional articles include "From Russia With Love," showcasing the artistry of designer Theo Eichholtz and the creation of his one-of-a-kind Russian Oak Dining Tables. Aged by rain, wind and the elements -- everything that gives the collection its rich and authentic look -- the tables are handcrafted from reclaimed, century-old barn planks direct from Eastern Europe. "The Re-Imaginists" invite you into the imaginative world of Mark Sage and Rudi Nijssen, whose Baroque Wood Crystal Chandeliers are rustic reinterpretations of the classic fixture, dripping with hand-turned wooden "crystals" and beads. "The Italian Job," third-generation artisan Carlo Bertelli reveals the craftsmanship behind his legendary Italian bedding. And the piece entitled, "If You Build It..." offers an insider's perspective into the step-by-step process of creating the company's own field of dreams. The 25,000-square-foot Houston Gallery features special spaces dedicated to sensory experiences, including a Bellocq Tea Atelier, a Fresh Floral Boutique, an International Design Bibliotheque and a 7,000-square-foot Rooftop Garden and Conservatory, showcasing the outdoor collection amidst Mission olive trees and trickling fountains.
The 284-page Outdoor Source Book introduces the launch of 24 exclusive furniture collections and the option of "Customization." The comprehensive program offers customers a choice of four metal finishes, all-weather wicker in four variegated colors, two teak stains and 54 Perennials® or Sunbrella® fabric options for pillows, cushions, drapery and umbrellas.
The Spring 2012 Source Books are available digitally and via the Restoration Hardware iPad App now. The publications are intended to be a timeless source of inspiration -- with a shelf life to match.
About Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware is a luxury brand in the home furnishings marketplace, offering product assortments across a number of categories, including furniture, lighting, textiles, bathware, decor, outdoor and garden, as well as baby and child products. Restoration Hardware operates an integrated business across multiple channels of distribution including galleries, catalogs and websites.
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